As one of the key goals of Birnam Arts, local community group and individuals are able to hire out the facilities at a reduced rate.
Many different community groups use the facilities of Birnam Arts. Summary information and contact details for a selection of local groups can be found below.
With a season which runs from September through to May, the society seeks to promote the arts, particularly the art of film and allied visual techniques. The programme is selected by the members to contain a mix of contemporary releases which may have not been shown in local commercial cinemas as well as old classics and favourites.
Films are shown at Birnam Arts, usually on the second & fourth Sundays of each month, starting at 7:30pm Doors open at 7:00pm and there is a bar and light refreshments available before each screening.
Membership of the society is £25 for the season. Visitors and guests are welcome.
Vinyasa flow yoga allows you to move in and out of postures guided by the breath through flowing sequences. During the class we will move from pose to pose, working through a serious of forward bends, twists, backbends and inversions.
Classes will vary week on week with different postures and sequences each week, allowing you to build strength as well as flexibility and mobility. I hope that my students experience the benefits that this practice gives to me.
Join Iona on a Tuesday at 7.30pm for Vinyasa flow yoga. This class is suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of yoga. If you are a beginner, or you want to find out more, please get in touch before booking.
Book via her website, Yoga with Iona
We offer one-off woodwind ensemble workshops in Perthshire, specifically intended for adult learners or rusty 'returners' on flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon, for workshops and light-hearted 'play-along' events that give late-starter brass or bowed string players a fun experience.
Each workshop is a free-standing event, so there iswith no pressure to commit to regular attendance, and it popular with those commitments prevent them from participating in a community band or orchestra.
Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01764 652052.
The Field in Dunkeld is a place to grow vegetables by the community, for the community, and lies a short walk from the centre of Dunkeld.
As a community, we grow our produce on a large scale rather than small allotments, allowing us to produce enough throughout the growing season and beyond for our two weekly market stalls, including Tuesday mornings outside Birnam Arts.
Importantly, we grow our vegetables according to organic principles, with no insecticides or artificial fertiliser, and all our seeds are organically sourced.
Annual membership runs from 1st February, supporting the ongoing costs and providing a 20% discount on produce.
The Drama Club for the Dunkeld and Birnam area and its surrounding districts – has been in its present form since 2002, although its roots go back many years.
Membership is open to anyone interested in drama whether onstage, backstage, or front of house. New members are always welcome – if you think you might like to join us, please get in touch through the form on the BIPS website.
The Society was formed in 1976, meeting on the second Monday of each month. At present we have a membership of around 70.
The aims of the society:
If Interested, why not become a member? For more information please call 01350 727786 or email email@example.com
I have played at Birnam Arts as part of Blow and Blast for a number of years and never cease to be amazed by how many activities take place there - too valuable to lose!
Kenneth MacKenzie | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
As a past Chairman of Tayside NADFAS/Arts Society, I have enjoyed so many of our lectures in Birnam's wonderful hall and the hospitality which has accompanied it.
Virginia Cardwell-Moore | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
From the Box Office to the Gift Shop and Beatrix Potter exhibition, our wonderful team of more than 50 incredible volunteers work with us to welcome the public to our beautiful building, helping at events, sell tickets, artworks, and beautiful gift items.
From time to time we need to boost the group of volunteers, and now is such a time. We are working towards expanding our hours from five days a week to seven days a week, or to help us promote the great shows available, and therefore are looking for a few more good people.
'I like helping at Birnam Arts as it is such a great asset to the community and all the permanent staff are really friendly.'
- Tina, Shop & Beatrix Potter Exhibition Volunteer.
If you would like to join one of our volunteer teams, please contact us on 01350 727674.
Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.
Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!
We have great memories of our Wedding day at Birnam Arts. Brilliant venue.
Gemma Strachan | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Located in the heart of Birnam Arts, our café is the meeting place and gathering space for everyone, from local friendly faces to new visitors from far and wide.
Wed-Sun | 10:00 - 16:30
The food scene in Dunkeld and Birnam is becoming a go-to for food lovers and we're proud to be part of the that story.
The comfortable and aesthetically pleasing cafe seating attracted praise and provided ideal places for small groups to gather at the tables, enjoying excellent food and drinks! Visitors remarked upon your new signage, now so much easier to navigate to the various rooms within the venue.
Fiona Ritchie | Birnam Book Festival 2022
BA Shop has a unique selection of gifts sourced both locally and from throughout Scotland. With a range of design, jewellery and craft items there’s a little something for everyone.
Wed - Sun | 10:30 - 15:30
We pride ourselves in supporting emerging and established makers alongside contemporary brands such as Harris Tweed, and offer a range of books on Perthshire, as well as V&A Stationery and gifts for the wee ones.
Great exhibition and performance spaces. Lovely terrace and indoor seating with lots of light. Great food and drinks and even a garden next-door for a stroll afterwards. Like
John Kirkwood | Google Reviews
Birnam Arts delivers a programme of monthly exhibitions showing work by artists at varying stages of their careers within both solo and group exhibitions.
We continually develop new opportunities to support the practice and development of Scottish based artists, whilst also bringing work that is inspiring, creative and different to the contemporary art scene in rural Perthshire.
Happy to support this incredible venue which hosted our wedding 3 years ago now. Still the best day of our lives and the Birnam arts played a huge part in that!
Jane Lewis | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Located upstairs of the original Victorian part of Birnam Arts, our Visual Arts and Performing Arts studios are where much of the creative magic at Birnam Arts takes place.
We had not planned to present a hybrid festival, however that changed when one of our main authors tested positive for Covid. I greatly appreciated how the team worked with us to pivot and present remotely in part, making full use of your enhanced video conferencing equipment. As a result, we were able to deliver quite complex events with several elements all showing on screen simultaneously. The audio-visual quality was excellent, and our audiences were delighted that these events could still go ahead, in spite of Covid. The author in question was really pleased that he could join us on screen and remarked that he had not been so well supported in this way at any other festival.
Fiona Ritchie | Birnam Book Festival 2022
At the heart of Birnam Arts is a highly versatile space, otherwise known as the John Kinnaird Hall, our home for live music, film, theatre, public meetings, conferences and private events.
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A wonderful local facility, always welcoming and friendly. Me and my girls have so many happy memories of ballet classes and shows here - we need to keep the magic going!
Jane Pasteur | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Within this dedicated space celebrating Beatrix Potter, her much loved characters and historical ties to the area, there is something for both kids and adults alike.
Wed-Sun | 10:30 - 15:30
Birnam Arts has made such a difference to Birnam since its redevelopment 20 years ago, and attracts an incredible variety of high-quality arts performers. It's also a great Community space. We're very happy to make a contribution to such an asset.
Murthly Estate | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Sunday 4th December
We're really sorry but due to staff shortages the cafe will only be serving Tea, Coffee and Cakes today.
The Gift Shop, Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Gallery Exhibition are open as usual.